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HIGH SPRINGS, Florida — Dodge has no plans to offer a Challenger convertible, which provides Coach Builders Ltd. an open shot at muscle car enthusiasts looking for an alternative to the popular Ford Mustang drop top. Now in final preparations for its official debut at the upcoming 2008 SEMA Show, the Coach Builders Dodge Challenger convertible will be shown alongside the company's Chrysler 300C and Cadillac CTS convertible conversions.
Coach Builders' Larry Moran told Inside Line that production of the Challenger convertible will begin on November 15, and that the company is "already taking deposits for getting a place in line." The Challenger convertible conversion is priced at $16,000, Moran said. A 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 currently costs $41,695 including shipping charges and gas-guzzler tax, so expect to pay nearly $58,000 for open-air Challenger motoring.
Moran also says that "custom interiors, performance options and wheels and tires" will be offered, but the details "are not firmed up yet." The car that will debut at SEMA was fortified with a Vortech Supercharger that bumps the 6.1-liter Hemi V8 to 560 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. It rides slightly lower on a KW coil-over suspension kit and 22-inch Foose Challenger wheels wrapped in Nitto tires.
The convertible conversion reinforces the Challenger with strut bars hidden inside the trunk instead of a visible roll bar, and the acrylic polyester cloth hydraulic top is padded between the structure and the exterior fabric for sound and temperature insulation. A heated glass rear window and matching fabric headliner are also included.
Dodge Challenger SRT8 @ the Track
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The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 is a muscle car, right? An American muscle
car. So naturally, the first thing I want to do when I jump behind the
wheel is a big American smoky burnout.
"Not here," says Pete Gladysz, the Dodge guy babysitting our test car and
riding shotgun, as he looks around the leafy, tranquil residential street
we're on in the middle of Pasadena. "Wait 'till we get to the track."
Gladysz, powertrain senior manager for Chrysler LLC's SRT Group, sounds
serious. So I wait.
Honda Civic Hybrid vs. Honda Fit Sport Comparo
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They're not fast, they don't corner hard and they're certainly not the most
pulse-quickening cars we've ever tested at Inside Line. But if
fuel-efficiency and utility are priority items in your next car purchase,
then the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid and 2009 Honda Fit Sport are unbelievable
Combining economic operation and utility like few other cars sold today,
either of these Hondas is a responsible choice for the buyer looking to
save fuel, minimize emissions and haul the family. Each has its own unique
qualities — important distinctions that can't be overlooked.
The question, then, is which is the better car? To figure it out, for two
weeks we used the 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid and the 2009 Honda Fit as they're
designed to be used. We drove them to work, loaded our families in them,
packed our groceries in them and took them to the track to measure their
performance. We argued the merits of the Civic's superb fuel economy vs.
the Fit's exceptional utility.
In doing so, we designed this test to suit the priorities of a buyer
looking for reasonably priced utilitarian transportation. Accordingly, fuel
economy and price make up the majority of each car's total score at 25
percent each. Performance, feature content and our 29-point evaluation
score make up 15 percent each, while editors' personal and recommended
picks combine for the remaining 5 percent.
2008 SEMA: Hyundai Genesis Black Camo Coup
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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, California — The wraps have been taken off the latest
customized 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, revealing a menacing black
camouflage exterior, an APR rear wing and tinted taillights. The Genesis
coupe was tuned by Street Concepts and will make its sizzling 2008 SEMA
Show debut on November 4.
Hyundai confirmed in a statement that it will show off three modified
Genesis Coupes at the upcoming SEMA show. This latest version underscores
the Korean automaker's commitment to beefing up its performance-car
credibility. In early September, Hyundai said HKS USA will create a Genesis
Coupe 2.0t for SEMA.
Hyundai says the camo-swathed iteration of the Genesis Coupe was inspired
by the stealth fighter jet. The package also features a custom grille
design, Volk 19-inch racing wheels, performance tires, a modified
suspension and Brembo brakes. The 3.8-liter V6 engine, with an estimated
has been tweaked with a Magnaflow cat-back Exhaust and a cold air intake system.
Interior touches include carbon-fiber dashboard trim, a custom Infinity
audio system, Cobra seats and black suede accents.
Earlier, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe was expected to be delivered to dealers
in early February. But in Wednesday's press release about the Street
Concepts Hyundai Genesis Coupe, the automaker said the "production model
arrives in spring of 2009." The horsepower numbers on the
Genesis Coupe also appear to have been readjusted. Hyundai previously said
the V6 engine would deliver 310 horsepower and that the
standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline
four-cylinder engine would deliver 223 hp. In its latest missive, it says
the four-cylinder will deliver 210 hp.
2009 Dodge Challenger R/T - 1st Full Test
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2009 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T:
ENGLISHTOWN, New Jersey — There has been lots of speculation about the
speed of the new 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T with its 375-horsepower 5.7-liter V8, and
we were able to conduct our own independent testing at Old Bridge Township
Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey, the site of the official
introduction of the 2009 Dodge Challenger lineup.
This is the very first chance to test the performance of Chrysler's new
muscle car in R/T trim. Our data includes 0-60-mph acceleration,
quarter-mile performance, braking distance and slalom speed, as well as
insight from IL's test-driver.
Chrysler based its introduction of the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8, R/T and
SE at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park, a traditional stop for the NHRA's
professional drag-racing championship. Thanks to our portable Racelogic
VBOX III testing gear, we were able to use the track for performance
testing, although the lack of a suitable plot of pavement precluded skid
The 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T with its 375-hp 5.7-liter V8 and six-speed
manual transmission accelerated to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds (5.5 seconds with
1 foot of rollout like on a drag strip), then reached the quarter-mile in
14.1 seconds at 100.8 mph. In comparison, the 315-hp 2008 Mustang Bullitt we tested late last
year with a 4.6-liter V8 and Tremec five-speed manual transmission ran to
60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. The Bullitt also ran a 13.8-second quarter-mile
at 102.1 mph.
At 4,041 pounds, the R/T weighs about 100 pounds less than a 2009 Dodge
Challenger SRT8 with a six-speed transmission. In fact the R/T is only
fractionally slower to 60 mph than the SRT8's 5.5 seconds (5.2 seconds with
1 foot of rollout). The difference lies in the higher redline of the SRT8's
425-hp 6.1-liter Hemi, which enables the car to pull past 60 mph in 2nd
gear. In comparison, the R/T requires a shift into 3rd gear.
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: 707 Horsepower? Hell Yeah! – Ignition Ep. 116
On this episode of Ignition, presented by Universal Technical Institute,
Carlos Lago drives the most powerful production muscle car on the market:
The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. While it isn’t the most powerful
production V-8 in the world (which loses to the $1 million McLaren P1 by 20
hp before electric motors), the Hellcat’s 707 hp rating seems too
incredible to believe -- especially when you consider the cost. The
question is whether this Challenger has any brain to go along with its
extreme brawn. Through a trip to the Dyno, the test track, the road,
and a standing mile, we find out.
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Leaving SEMA Show 2013 - 1 Hour of Custom Cars
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2010 Dodge Challenger Street Machine SEMA 2013
A 2010 Dodge Challenger custom that I shot at SEMA 2013....The paint and
stance of this car had a crowd drawn all week.....very cool...Check it
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First Test: 2010 SMS 570 Challenger
Associate Editor Scott Evans is out at the Motor Trend test track to find
out how fast the all-new 2010 SMS 570 Challenger is.
Read the full story here:
Making A Dodge Challenger
We sent a team to the Brampton Assembly Plant to get a "behind the scenes"
look at the elements that go into the creation of a Dodge Challenger. So if
you love this iconic muscle car, follow us on the journey...
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 - First Test
The strategy for the 2011 Challenger SRT8 is simple: more power.
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